Written by Levi Pinfold
Illustrated by Levi Pinfold
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Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 The judges described the book as a "visual treat, full of mood and atmosphere, the beautiful illustrations are full of detail and perfectly in keeping with the story. The use of scale, with the big dog pushing the text off the page, is clever. A timeless, thought-provoking book about facing up to anxiety, fears, and the black dog that visits some of us from time-to-time."
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist:
• Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb
• Again! by Emily Gravett
• Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
• I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
• Pirates 'n' Pistols by Chris Mould
• King Jack And The Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author)
• Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
• Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author)
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.
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